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Governing China in the 21st Century

Urbanization and Urban Governance in China

Issues, Challenges, and Development

Editors: Ye, Lin (Ed.)

  • Offers a more tightly knitted and concrete analysis on the governance issues of China’s urbanization
  • Examines how China’s urban governance needs to evolve and respond to the challenges of urbanization. 
  • Explores practical recommendations for China’s future urbanization 
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About this book

This book explores the process of urbanization and the profound challenges to China’s urban governance. Economic productivity continues to rise, with increasingly uneven distribution of prosperity and accumulation of wealth. The emergence of individual autonomy including demands for more freedom and participation in the governing process has asked for a change of the traditional top-down control system. The vertical devolution between the central and local states and horizontal competition among local governments produced an uneasy political dynamics in Chinese cities. Many existing publications analyze the urban transformation in China but few focuses on the governance challenges. It is critical to investigate China’s urbanization, paying special attention to its challenges to urban governance. This edited volume fills this gap by organizing ten chapters of distinctive urban development and governance issues. 

About the authors

Lin Ye is Associate Professor in the School of Government, Sun Yat-sen University, China.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: A New Path of Urbanization and Urban Governance in China

    Ye, Lin

    Pages 1-9

  • The Changing Industrial Transformation in the Pearl River Delta: Issues, Challenges, and Intergovernmental Coordination

    Cheung, Peter T. Y. (et al.)

    Pages 13-47

  • Emerging Urban-Regions in Central China: The Case of the Upper Yangtze River Delta

    Wang, Lei

    Pages 49-71

  • The New Global Economy and the New Direction of China’s Urbanization

    Dai, Lizhu

    Pages 73-89

  • A Genealogy of Redevelopment in Chinese Cities

    Ren, Xuefei

    Pages 93-108

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57824-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $68.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58207-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urbanization and Urban Governance in China
Book Subtitle
Issues, Challenges, and Development
Editors
  • Lin Ye
Series Title
Governing China in the 21st Century
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57824-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57824-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58207-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 271
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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